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Flooding problems continue at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland

Mar 29, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

The Giants and Athletics are scheduled to play an exhibition game this afternoon if the weather cooperates, but O.Co Coliseum is already in midseason form. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has the updates from the messy scene in Oakland:

There’s a lot of great things going on in MLB right now, but the Oakland stadium situation continues to be an embarrassment. And there’s no resolution in sight.

  1. vivabear - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    They can’t stop the overflow of sewage at the “O” much the same way we can’t stop the flow of diarrhea from Old Felcher’s keyboard to this comments section.

    • paul621 - Mar 29, 2014 at 5:31 PM


      • raysfan1 - Mar 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

        A gross troll whose only goal on this site is to launch attacks on another commenter, namely Old Gator. It’s pathetic really. Just ignore him.

  2. Bob - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    It’s an embarrassment, just like Bud Selig.

  3. husky2score - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    How does Selig not do anything about this?

    • cackalackyank - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      Selig has done a great deal about this. Well you know he did that thing…and there was that other thing. Then a bit later there was that new thing. Oh….wait…no…. you are right all he did was appoint a committee that has done nothing.

    • bobulated - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice

      • Kevin S. - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM

        Gotta save the Rush lines for Craig articles.

      • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:15 PM

        It’s a weekend. Fire ’em if you got ’em.

  4. clydeserra - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I love the Coliseum. I don’t want them to move.

    this makes me love it more

    • mikeevergreen - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Pig Pen! Go back to the Peanuts comic strip NOW!

  5. APBA Guy - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    I love Clyde’s comment.

    We’re having some good rain today, so the game may be in doubt. But the “clear liquid” report from the Chron is a nice touch.

  6. cackalackyank - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    If pooh flinging ever becomes a team sport I know where they should have the championship. Comes with its own local supply of pooh at no extra charge.

    • Gamera the Brave - Mar 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      Pooh flinging?!? Awful!

  7. chiadam - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    If I had to pick the perfect name for a reporter covering this, it would be Susan Slusser. It just sounds right. Unless there’s a beat writer named Johnny Toiletwater.

  8. tablescrappy - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    I do not love it. I used to work there and it’s awful. I’ll be the first to defend the game experience. Sitting in your seat, looking at the field and experiencing the A’s is fantastic. Clay Wood is a genius at making that field gorgeous, one of the premiere playing surfaces on the planet, and only that football team screws with it. But once you leave your seat the list if problems is a mile long.

  9. thetoolsofignorance - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Wasn’t Selig’s panel or committee or group of dolts or whatever they were looking into this from a few seasons ago? At this rate The A’s will be wading through sewage all season while Selig sits on his throne and thinks and adds to the A’s problems

  10. hcf95688 - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    In Uncle Bud’s world, this is WAY better than letting the team build in San Jose. Wouldn’t want to make the precious giants angry.

    • cackalackyank - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM

      Just wait until that dump is condemned and they have to share with the Giants in SF. The Giants will be begging the A’s to move to San Jose.

    • jkcalhoun - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      Territorial rights are precious to all of the clubs. They won’t allow the move because of their own interests, not just because of the interests of the Giants.

  11. professor30 - Mar 29, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    The owners of the coliseum or the A’s aren’t going to do anything about it they want somebody else to take care of it, like MLB or the taxpayers.

    • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM

      The taxpayers of Oakland and Alameda County own the stadium.

    • Professor Fate - Mar 29, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      You’re giving my (inaccurate) handle a bad name.

  12. jrbdmb - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    Move the A’s to Atlanta and let them take over Turner Field. The place is only 20-some years old. Or they could move to Joe Robbie / Pro Player / whatever they call it now Stadium and show the Feesh how to run a decent franchise on a budget.

  13. mrlaloosh - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    If you’ve ever been to Oakland, the smell is pretty common.

  14. renaado - Mar 29, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    They really need to fix this fast…

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